Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ writers who have been nominated for a “Writers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series”.
In the first of this years ‘Best of’ lists, ‘The Colbert Report’ has been featured in Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes)’. Stephen Colbert talks exclusively to EW about the ‘series of extremely happy accidents’ that led to the ‘Daft Punk’ Dance Video, and one of the years best viral hits.
‘The Colbert Report’ writers Opus Moreschi, Eric Drysdale, Nate Charny, Michael Brumm, Meredith Scardino, and Aaron Cohen are featured on Episode #115 of the ‘Nerdist Writer’s Panel’ in which they ‘discuss how the show is put together, writing jokes, and just how good Stephen Colbert really is.’
Stick around for the full podcastinterview, No Fact Zone and Colbert News Hub get a nice shout out from the writers around the 45 minute mark.
On November 7th, 2013, I was one of the lucky members of the audience that got to see Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report converse at The Town Hall in NYC. I’ve attended a number of other “conversations” with Stephen, but of course, once is never enough!
There have been a number of very well written articles about the event, namely from Entertainment Weekly and Splitsider. I recommend you read those to get an idea of some of the things that were discussed; both articles are rich with content and quotes. So, enjoy!
However, as great as those articles were, they weren’t able to capture everything that went on. So, that’s what I am here for!! (Contain your excitement, please)!!
StephenSmile64 will have more tidbits from the “Behind the Scenes at ‘The Colbert Report’” panel discussion at the New York Comedy Festival coming soon, but for now Splitsider’s Elise Czajkowski and Entertainment Weekly’s Shirley Li bring you some of the best quotes from the event, including details on network-enforced sponsorship, the logistics of making the show, the inspiration for the set design, what’s under the C-desk and the lowdown on character breaks.